Aspen Music Festival And School

Nancy Goeres Back To Performers

Instrumental Focus

  • bassoon

Nancy Goeres, Principal Bassoonist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, joined the Symphony's bassoon section in the 1984-85 season. An avid chamber musician, she has performed at the Tanglewood, Marlboro, Sarasota, LaJolla and Mainly Mozart festivals.

Alan Fletcher's Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra, commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony, was premiered by Goeres and conducted by Manfred Honeck in 2011. She subsequently performed the concerto with the Aspen Chamber Symphony in summer 2012. With Lorin Maazel and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, she premiered the Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Bassoon Concerto, commissioned for her by the Pittsburgh Symphony Society. Ms. Goeres subsequently performed the Zwilich Concerto at the Aspen Music Festival and School and in many countries, and recorded it with the PSO and Maazel for the New World label. Other solo performances with the PSO include performances of Haydn's Sinfonia concertante, John Williams's bassoon concerto The Five Sacred Trees, and the Mozart Bassoon Concerto.

An active teacher, Ms. Goeres has given master classes in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Asia and South America, as well as in the U.S. In October 2004, she gave her first master class over the Internet for the bassoon section of the New World Symphony.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO